On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1956

Historical Events

Television Finale

"Milton Berle Show" last airs on NBC-TV

  • US Federal court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Constitutional

Famous Birthdays

  • Kenny G [Gorelick], American smooth jazz saxophonist (Duotones; Breathless), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mindy Jostyn, American session and touring vocalist, violinist, guitarist, accordionist, and harmonica player (New York Rock and Soul Revue; Billy Joel; Andreas Vollenweider; Carly Simon; Cyndi Lauper), and singer-songwriter ("Five Miles From Hope"; "Coming Home"), born in Long Island City, New York (d. 2005)
  • Richard A. Searfoss, American astronaut (STS 58, 76, sk 90), born in Mount Clemons, Michigan
  • Richard Butler, English rock singer (Psychedelic Furs - "Pretty In Pink"), born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England
  • Roger Michell, British stage and screen director (Blue/Orange; Notting Hill; Hyde Park On Hudson), born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 2021)
1956 Highlights

About June 5, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini